Discussion Board Grading Rubric:


Develop a response to this question. Ensure you have answered all parts of the question completely. Complete this assignment described below using complete sentences in a paragraph format, and be sure to check your spelling when complete.


Research a specific type of drug-resistant bacteria. Discuss the mechanisms by which resistance arose in this type of bacteria. If this type of bacterium was present at the same time in the same person as another mildly pathogenic bacterium, how would the resistance spread to the second type of bacteria and how would that bacteria become more pathogenic over time?

Respond to Others:¬†Read the postings of your classmates and comment on at least one other student’s response. Do you agree with his/her interpretation? Why? Why not?

Discussion Board Grading Rubric:

1. Original posting: (7 points)

  • Posting is at least 100 words, and has proper grammar and punctuation (2 points).
  • Posting fully addresses the discussion board questions. (2 points)
  • Discussion is original and at a critical level, not just recitation of facts. (2 points)
  • Proper citation of references. (1 point)

2. Reply to peer discussion posts: (3 points)

  • Discuss one point you like/agree with, and one point you dislike/disagree with and explain why. (2 points)
  • Length of positing consists of approximately 100 words minimum. (1 point)

Respond To Student Down Below*********

Christine Piper

I choose to research Pseudomonas. Pseudomonas is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found commonly in the environment, like in soil and in water. Of the many different types of Pseudomonas, the one that most often causes infections in humans is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), or other parts of the body after surgery. These bacteria are constantly finding new ways to avoid the effects of the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. They usually do not cause infections in healthy people. If an infection does occur in a healthy person, it is generally mild. More severe infections occur in people who are already hospitalized with another illness or condition, or people who have a weak immune system. Pseudomonades are fairly common pathogens involved in infections acquired in a hospital setting. A pathogen is a microorganism that causes disease. Infections acquired in a hospital are called nosocomial infections. Infections can occur in any part of the body. Symptoms depend on which part of the body is infected. The way you can get infected is it can grow on fruits and vegetables, so you could get sick from eating contaminated food. It also thrives in moist areas like pools, hot tubs, bathrooms, kitchens, and sinks. Some of the symptoms could be, depends on where the infection is any part of your body, such as your blood, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, or tendons. Pressure sores, wounds, and burns can also become infected. The increase in antibiotic resistance has made treating infections much more challenging. Pseudomonas infections can often develop resistance to multiple types of antibiotics. It can even sometimes develop resistance during the course of treatment. It is important that your doctor selects an effective antibiotic. A doctor may send a specimen from a patient to a laboratory first for testing in order to be more certain. The laboratory will test the specimen to determine which antibiotic will work best.